Skip to main content

tv   [untitled]    March 9, 2012 1:00pm-1:30pm PST

1:00 pm
this proposed funding plan. the first would be to revise the authority's funding commitments to the presidio parkway project, to fully fund the project and make changes to the rip priorities. then we would have to extend the advance and surface transportation funds from the mtc, to be repaid in future rip's. we would have future commitments, page five of your package. the most noteworthy thing that the $34 million advance but making central subway the top priority for future programming until that commitment is fulfilled, given that we have a funding grant agreement from the federal government. that is almost a billion dollars. and then this retain it would be the next priority on our commitment list. mtc has agreed to this
1:01 pm
arrangement, by the way. finally, we would have to amend the prop k strategic plan to adjust for the prop k funds in the project. let me clarify. $9.6 million would have to come from a combination of things. a portion of that would be made up as the economy improves over the period of the project. secondly, a onetime exception to the financing charges we have in the strategic plan which would allow the authority to commit the full amount it originally committed to the project. this is an important point. if we are not able to commit at $9.6 million, we would essentially be unable to capture almost $20 million in state program called state local partnerships which requires a dollar for dollar match from local sales tax funds.
1:02 pm
we cannot use our share of state funds or any thing else to match that. if we forgo the $9.6 million, we would be creating a much bigger role by becoming an eligible for the state fund. these are the complexities of a project that has 2000 funding sources helping it. that is the reality of these big budgets. they need many different funding sources in order to materialize. sometimes, we need to deal with the complexities that that creates in getting to the final stretch of these things. the time line is very short on this. as the chair mentioned, mtc is poised to act on this tomorrow had their programming and allocations committee. as well, the transportation commission will release its own recommendations. both the mtc and california
1:03 pm
transportation commission will be voting in april of this month -- this year. we need to do this today so that they can act later on. that explains the reason for the special meeting today. that is the summary of the item. it is an action item. i would be happy to answer any questions. i have my staff here to get into the details, if you would like. commissioner campos: thank you for the work you have done on this. i noted there has been a lot of coordination with the mayor's office, mta, as well as other regional partners, like the mtc. commissioner kim? commissioner kim: thank you. when i was curious, if we are recommending to make central subway the second priority for future rip funds, what is
1:04 pm
currently our first priority? it says the staff recommendation is to make the central subway a second party after the presidio parkway commitment. what is the current order of priority? >> thank you for the question. the order of priorities is shown on page five of your package. presidio parkway, central subway, and then caltrans downtown extension. but the proposed remaining commitment table is the second one on that page. proposed, revised, remaining commitments. commissioner kim: what is currently the top priority for rip funds?
1:05 pm
i assume there was a different place before in the recommendation to change it. >> commissioner, presidio parkway is the first priority, as shown on the table. this is simply clarification that the repayment of funds, $34 million in advance that the mtc is providing, would only happen after the central subway. it is not happening after the local projects. it is just making sure that it is clear the repayment of the $34 million would happen only after the central subway commitments are filled. that project is already under way -- commissioner kim: prioritize after the presidio parkway repayment? >> yes, it does not change the priority of the commitments that the board said originally. we just have this event from the mtc and need to clarify for
1:06 pm
them, where in our priorities, that payment would come. commissioner kim: it is confirmed this will not affect any of the construction or but will take place for the central subway? >> that is correct. commissioner kim: public transit is a priority for me, or anything else that we're building for automobiles. i just want to make sure we are not delaying that funding. >> that is absolutely the case. commissioner kimcommissioner cak that is more a question of wording. it is about our commitment to the central subway. that is my understanding. >> that is right. in order for that to be true, the mtc action has to reflect that, too. our commitment to repay them will happen after the central subway is fully taken care of. commissioner campos: great. is there anyone from the public that would like to comment on
1:07 pm
this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, any other questions on this item? madam clerk, could we have a recall -- roll-call. >> [roll call] the item passes. commissioner campos: thank you again for everyone who made this happen. please call item 3. >> introduction of new items. this is it an information item. commissioner campos: any new information, colleagues? is there anyone from the public that would like to comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> may i interject?
1:08 pm
uto wanted to recognize your help in getting this item sorted through with mtc, as well as commissioner wiener. thank you. commissioner campos: thank you. madam clerk, item four. >> public comment. commissioner campos: is there anybody that would like to speak publicly on any item on the agenda? seeing none, public comment is closed. item five. >> adjournment. commissioner campos: we are adjourned, thank you.
1:09 pm
captioned by the national captioning institute supervisor chu: good morning. vulcan to the regular meeting of the budget finance subcommittee. come in joined by the vice chair, supervisor avalos, as well as a supervisor can. mr. young, do you have any announcements for us? >> please silence all cell phones and electronic devices. completed speaker cards are to be included and should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will appear on the march 13, 2012
1:10 pm
board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. supervisor chu: please call item no. 1. >> item number one. resolution approving the terminal 3 news and specialty store lease between hudson group retail, llc, and the city and county of san francisco, acting by and through its airport commission. supervisor chu: thank you very much. we have caffeine whitener. >> -- cathy widner. >> thank you. we are requesting a new lease for the hudson retail group, comprised of two newsstands and one specialty store lease in terminal 3. the proposed lease is a revolt -- result of a competitive request for lee's processes. there were six proposals that resulted in hudson being the highest ranking responsible bidder. it includes the combined amount
1:11 pm
of our standard grant formula gross sales area or a minimum annual guarantee of $711,000. the airport revenue development staff estimates, based on projected growth revenue for hudson, that they will be paying on the percentage rent for these spaces. about $774,000 per year. the budget analysts recommend approval of the leasing and that would be happy to answer questions. supervisor chu: with no questions from the committee at this time, let's go to harvey. >> madam chair, this lease requires at one time minimum investment. as well as a promotional fee of
1:12 pm
$574,000 annually. if that pans out, there will be $63,232. we recommended that you approve this resolution. the lease was recommended to you on the basis of a competitive proposal. supervisor chu: let's open this up for public comment. are there any members that wish to speak on item number one? seeing no one, public comment is closed. colleagues, is there a motion? we can do that without objection. item number two? >> item number two. resolution approving amendment no. 1 to boarding area b and c books and news store lease no.
1:13 pm
04-0231 between pacific gateway concessions, llc, and the city and county of san francisco, acting by and through its airport commission. supervisor chu: thank you. we have kathy widner. >> the item before you seeks approval to retroactively terminate a portion of the current lease of pacific gateway concessions to reduce square footage by 3000 square feet. there will be a new total amount. it will be existing bookstore space in terminal one, suggesting the guarantee downward to $69,000 per year, to affect the reduced square footage. this would retroactively approve the airport's termination of physical source space required to accommodate security lanes at
1:14 pm
the request of the threat -- transportation security administration. this would approve the reclaiming of the bookstore square footage and adjust the current lease it to lower the minimum annual guaranteed based on square footage, as well as reimbursing the tenant for unamortized tenant improvement costs. i really want to acknowledge that this is coming to you retroactively and i apologize for that. i believe that based on conversations with development staff, there was hope that a lot of the changing and moving around of tenant space that we have, that they were hoping to swap this out with another at the airport. it turned out not to be a viable option. this is not our lot -- normal course of business in bringing amendments. i apologize for that. >> thank you. can we speak to the issue of cpi
1:15 pm
-- supervisor chu: thank you. can we speak to the issue of cpi? >> the report points out that we were using an index that has not gone up. there is an option to renew on the amended square footage for your option and we recommend that if we extend that option, we amend the lease language with cpi adjustment. we will do that if we extend the lease. supervisor chu: thank you. mr. rose? >> madam chair, members of the committee, this proposed first amendment would reduce the minimum annual guaranteed payable by pacific gateway to the airport from 220,000 based on the reduction of 3183, at the
1:16 pm
request of the gsa. that space is needed for security areas. we also point out on page 4 of our report, the minimum annual guaranteed, the cpi adjustment issue, our recommendation as has been stated is to adjust that minimum annual guaranteed to be urban consumers a san francisco in california indexed, if the option is to extend the exercise the resolution for the proposed first amendment action through october 1, 2011, incurring the resolution as amended.
1:17 pm
supervisor chu: let's open this up for public comment. seeing no one, public comment is closed. is there a motion to amend the resolution? supervisor avalos: i can make a motion to amend for retroactivity. i'd also like the motion to move the full item forward with recommendations. >> we have a recommendation to the item forward. given that the department is also in agreement with regards to the cpi usage, this committee's preference is that the airport does do that if there is a lease extension that occurs. we can take that, without objection. item number three? >> item #3. ordinance authorizing the department of emergency management to retroactively accept and expend a fy2011 homeland security grant program grant in the amount of $1,434,644 from the united states department of homeland security, through the california emergency management agency, for building and sustaining
1:18 pm
preparedness capabilities, and amending ordinances to provide for the creation of one grant- funded position in the department of emergency management. supervisor chu: thank you. >> i am joined by our emergency services manager and our service specialist. the grant in front of you today is a $1.4 million grant from the department of homeland security that we have received and we have brought to you every year. this is one of the bread and butter plants that funds the operations in the department, including equipment training and exercises for the city and county of san francisco. it also funds medical planning for mass casualty incidents in san francisco.
1:19 pm
this is 100% grant funding from the department of security. there are two items that might be of interest. it does shift to the position from gsa to gdm. we are switching that position from gsa to be under dbm. this position were some long term post-disaster recovery planning for the city, as well as several other commissions at the department of emergency management. one of the items on the putin roster for the police department, this grant will purchase several wireless data cards used for wireless broadband communication on their commercial services. the discussion last month on this committee was how we would pay for commitment -- equipment once it is up and running.
1:20 pm
this is the type of grant that will pay for the equipment. we are instead using this funding to print -- acquire commercial wireless coverage. we anticipate that next time we bring this to you, rebuild using grant funding to purchase wireless devices on the grant system. i wanted to highlight that to you as a grant that is a source for the equipment for the project and the future and i am happy to answer any questions that you may have. supervisor chu: i believe that we have no budget analysts report. let's open this up for public comment. other members of the public that wish to speak on this item, number three? >> good morning, supervisors. my name is douglas. i have lived in san francisco for 60 years. i speak in support of this ordinance. in my opinion, the city and
1:21 pm
county of san francisco has underestimated the potential dangers from different sources, especially overseas. this type of workmen's would increase the vigilance of the different departments inside the san francisco. being a longtime resident, i do not look forward to being vaporized by whichever enemy you want to call our enemy. i think that anything resembling something like this needs to be accepted and needs to be recognized as something that is actually real in the sense that in the type of security that we live in, you cannot afford any mistakes, because that might be the last mistake he will see in your lifetime. thank you. supervisor chu: thank you. are there other members of the public that which to comment? seeing no one, public comment is closed.
1:22 pm
>> motion to move forward with recommendations. -- supervisor avalos: motion to move forward with recommendations. supervisor chu: i recently heard about federal cutbacks in terms of tsunami, flood-type funding. not now, but i wanted to get an update from you offline. >> i have that information and would be glad to follow up with you. supervisor chu: without objection, thank you. item #4. >> item #4. resolution authorizing the department of recreation and parks to retroactively accept and expend a grant valued at $116,000 from the san francisco conservation corps to rebuild community garden plot terraces at wolfe lane community garden. supervisor chu: thank you. we have more with recreation and parks on this item. >> -- martin with recreation and parks on this item. >> good morning, supervisors.
1:23 pm
located in the heights neighborhood, managed by the recreation and parks department community grants program. the community garden is comprised of plots, many of which are deteriorated. the conservation corps is going to replace the spot with funding through the state's proposition 84 water bond of 2006, for public safety and erosion control in the amount of $116,000. i am available to answer questions. supervisor chu: sounds like there are no positions funded through this grant. is there a matching fund with it? supervisor chu: -- >> no. supervisor chu: are there members of the public it wished to speak on item number four? seeing no one, public comment is closed. we have a motion?
1:24 pm
supervisor kim: move forward with recommendations. supervisor chu: we can do that without objection. item number five? >> item number 5. resolution authorizing the department of public library to retroactively accept and expend a grant in the amount of $99,680 from the institute of museum and library services for a planning process, in partnership with the bay area video coalition, the california academy of sciences, and kqed to achieve two primary goals to -- one, develop a vision, program design, and test a teen center learning lab at the main library -- two, develop a citywide framework for incorporating content-based curriculum in a shared online platform, with the help of a broad consortium of youth service providers and a team of youth leaders across the city. supervisor chu: thank you. we have jill, from the san francisco public library. >> as stated, we have extended approval to except this grant, planning for 18 center and in
1:25 pm
learning lab in the main library, but the services that are city-wide through a network of partners. i am available to answer any questions or give you more details. supervisor chu: where would it be located in the main library? >> we are undergoing a planning process with the bureau of architecture and we have narrowed it down to two potential locations. the main library, when built in the 1990's, centers were not be included in large, urban libraries, but they were coming into fashion. we have not had a teenage used in the library. unfortunately, it requires displacement of other functions. we are working through that process and we are down to two options. we should have that identified by the end of march. supervisor chu: quickly, in terms of the main library, what is the usage of the library identified as? >> while the membership of the
1:26 pm
general populace with active library cards over the past year is always running about 50%, for the teenage population is much higher, around 70%. collections circulate very highly. we do not have a good space for them. we do a lot of outreach in the tundra neighborhood. just as the main library is a center for the city, for the youth, for the children's center and adults with a research collection, we want it to be the resource for a teenage population as well. supervisor chu: supervisor? supervisor kim: i was hoping that you could talk in more detail about the framework in partnership with the bay area, city coalition -- >> absolutely. supervisor kim: we do not have a lot of new spaces in district 6. we have a lot of young people. if you could talk about what brought this forward, the
1:27 pm
partnership itself, and how you plan to do outreach to young people to come to the main library. >> as i mentioned, our original impetus was a main library, but there is a movement going on funded by the macarthur foundation, mostly, about the importance in the educational environment for youth, moving youth from an experienced of digital media as consumers through the passive media, the games, and television, moving them into having the skills to be creators of media, content creators, producers, all of the skills that can help them in deciding what they want to do in their adult lives. the grant was created by the institute of museum library services in partnership with the macarthur foundation and the
1:28 pm
scientific technology museums. it was a competitive process. the proposal that be put forward -- that we put forward those to the idea of creating pilots around the city, to a college that there are teenagers around the city in we have a great potential for great organizations to serve you. through organizations like the california academy of sciences, having a platform of kqed public radio to put that information out there, to have a platform to display the works created. we took advantage of it. it is a planning grant. obviously, not all of the solutions are identified. we have 18 months to test out different programs, and test out this huge network of organizations and how they can solidify something like the hive
1:29 pm
learning network in chicago, supported by ongoing funding, incorporating not just a small group, but hundreds of partners throughout the city like this. which is one of our collaborators on the grant. we have 18 months to work it out. outcomes include the pilot projects, learning network, and the main library conceptual design, as well as online platforms that can be shared across san francisco and other cities working on similar projects. supervisor chu: i know that this is still in the planning stage, but on in terms of feedback, if we could do direct outreach to neighborhoods serving youth and organizations that may use the california academy of sciences but may not have a base in their programs, if we do outreach directly. also, we have a huge media crew th